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5th Anniversary Barrel Aged Smoked Wee Heavy - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oldsailor on 10-05-2013)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer has aggressive notes of oak and wood chips. Bourbon slightly comes through along with a toffee and dark fruit sweetness.

There's almost a smokiness because of the amount of big woody and deep toasted wood chips flavors in there.

The beer would be perfect to be paired with beef jerky or some smoked barbecue. A really interesting beer where "woodiness" works very well.

dar482, Feb 12, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber with a gray waxed cap. No bottling or expiration date visible.

A: Pours pretty much pitch black with a one finger brown head. Head retention is about what you would expect for a 14% ABV beer. Lacing is good.

S: Smells VERY good. Strong bourbon profile along with prolific smoke and wood notes. Dark fruit esters are also prevalent, as well.

T: Taste is obscenely layered and deep. Strong bourbon hit up front. Lots of notes of oak, smoked wood, and sugar. Along with the bourbon, there are also hints of prune, fig, and other sweet, dark fruit. There's a touch of smoke present, as well. There is a touch of hops near the end and finishes slightly bitter, alcoholic, and bourbon-y.

M: Slightly thick, syrupy body. Carbonation is appropriately low for the style. Alcohol profile is actually pretty subdued for a beer of this strength. Easy drinking for the complexity and ABV.

O: This was an extremely pleasant surprise. This bourbon aged beer surpasses some of the big hitters, in my opinion. It's complex, tasty, and drinkable. However, with such a limited distribution, not too many people will be able to experience this amazing beer.

Thanks again, Amy, for these amazing beers!

TTAmod, Jan 05, 2014
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S 4.25 - Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, cream. Oak barrels.
T 4 - Booze, Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, cream, oak barrels.
M 4 - Thick, medium-heavy, alc present, aftertaste bourbon/vanilla/cream/toffee. Great beer
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5th Anniversary Barrel Aged Smoked Wee Heavy from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.